Morgan Spurlock directs the new 'One Direction: This is Us' concert movie. / Bennett Raglin / WireImage
If you’re wondering how muckraking documentarian Morgan Spurlock — Super Size Me, FX’s 30 Days and CNN’s current Inside Man — ended up directing the new One Direction: This is Us concert movie, Spurlock’s not. “One of [the studio’s] biggest goals was to make a very commercial pop doc, and what I’ve done really well is try to make really populous documentaries,” says Spurlock, 42.
Access and honesty is what inspires the West Virginia native. “To be willing to put yourself on camera and let your life unfold takes a tremendous kind of courage, to be that open. ... The boys were really open to that from the beginning, and the movie feels that way.”